On this day

1970 | Bob Dylan’s 11th studio album New Morning was on the UK charts, his 6th UK No.1.

1974 | John Lennon made his last ever concert appearance when he joined Elton John on stage at Madison Square Gardens in New York City.

1987 | Taken from the film ‘Dirty Dancing’, the Jennifer Warnes’ duet with Bill Medley ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, went to No.1 on the US singles chart.

1987 | R.E.M. had their first entry in the Top 10 on the US singles chart with ‘The One I Love.’

1992 | Whitney Houston started a record-breaking fourteen-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Will Always Love You’, taken from the ‘Bodyguard’ soundtrack.

2000 | David Bowie was crowned the musician’s musician. Bowie beat The Beatles and alternative rockers Radiohead in a survey by the NME that asked hundreds of top rock and pop stars to name their biggest musical influence.

2006 | US actress Pamela Anderson filed for divorce from rapper Kid Rock after just four months of marriage.

Born on this day

1929 | Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records.

1962 | Matt Cameron, drummer with Soundgarden, who joined Pearl Jam in 1998.

1979 | Chamillionaire, (born Hakeem Seriki), US rapper.